February 24, 2023




L to R: Exterior of The Mob Museum; Bee’s Knees Cocktail.
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LAS VEGAS (February 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its March program titled The Battle to End Human Trafficking. Additionally, The Underground speakeasy and distillery invites guests to enjoy cocktail specials, weekly live music and its March Whiskey Club event.


The Battle to End Human Trafficking
Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Description: ​​ Every year, millions of people are coerced, exploited and trafficked worldwide – the U.S. State Department estimates that 27.6 million people (about the population of Texas) are victims of human trafficking at any given time. The Mob Museum and Signs of Hope, a nonprofit offering services to those affected by sexual violence and exploitation, will host a panel discussion featuring women who have made a difference in the fight against human trafficking in Las Vegas. Hear from Jessica Kay as she shares her inspiring story of resilience and hope. Kay was forced to meet a quota of $2,500 a night as a sex trafficking victim. In 2007, she was arrested for solicitation of prostitution as part of a sting operation on the Las Vegas Strip. Her story of survival has championed change in the state Legislature and provided a path forward for other survivors. Several local organizations will provide free community resources in The Mob Museum’s historic courtroom before the program. This program is sponsored by the NV Energy Foundation.


  • Yasenia Yatomi, assistant sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Brittany Hopballe, Signs of Hope
  • Jessica Kay, human trafficking survivor
  • Shakala Alvaranga, director of public programs, The Mob Museum

Participating organizations:

  • The US Attorney’s Office
  • FBI Las Vegas
  • The Shade Tree
  • All Things Possible
  • Signs of Hope
  • Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Shero Foundation


Live Entertainment in The Underground Speakeasy

Date and Time: 

  • Sunday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Nieve Malandra
  • Friday, March 10 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Souvenairs
  • Sunday, March 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Friday, March 17 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Saturday, March 18 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Shaun DeGraff Band
  • Sunday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Volsteads
  • Saturday, March 25 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent
  • Sunday, March 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Sin-Phonics
  • Friday, March 31 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Amanda King & Her Prohibition Three

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Free
Description: Revel in the sounds of the Jazz Age with music in The Underground speakeasy. Featuring a rotating roster of talented performing artists presented in an atmosphere surrounded by Prohibition-era artifacts, The Underground offers an immersive 1920s-inspired experience like none other.

For more information on the lineup or updates regarding live entertainment, please click here.

The Whiskey Club: Slane Irish Whiskey
Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $85
Description: The Underground invites imbibers to experience a limited-edition tasting adventure with Slane Irish Whiskey. At this month’s Whiskey Club, guests will enjoy a sample of five whiskeys, including three unblended versions used to create Slane’s signature Triple Casked Blend, available only at this event. In addition to the unblended Tennessee, virgin and sherry cask whiskeys, guests will sip a signature blended spirit as well as a special edition 40th anniversary release. Accompanying the spirits will be an assortment of savory Irish-inspired bites, immersing guests in Ireland’s Boyne Valley, the home of Slane Distillery.

Additionally, The Underground will offer exclusive cocktails for Whiskey Club attendees available for $14 each, including:

  • Uisce Beatha – Slane Irish Whiskey, sugar, bitters and honeycomb.
  • Sláinte – Slane Irish Whiskey, Crème de Flora, grapefruit liqueur and lemon.
  • Tipperary – Slane Irish Whiskey, vermouth, chartreuse and bitters.

To reserve tickets, please call (702) 229-2713 or email

St. Patrick’s Day Offerings
Date: Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19
Time: Noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $14 each
Description: The Underground speakeasy and distillery offers limited-time St. Patrick’s Day offerings. Specials include:

  • Irish Beer & Shot Combination – Guinness and a shot of Slane Irish Whiskey.
  • Tipperary cocktail – Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum Cask Irish Whiskey, sweet vermouth and green chartreuse. This cocktail originates from the Irish tune, “It’s a Long Road to Tipperary” and first appeared in the 1917 book “Recipes for Mixed Drinks” by Hugo Ensslin.

National Cocktail Day
Date: Friday, March 24
Time: Noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Price varies
Description: On National Cocktail Day, guests are invited to explore the distinctive beverage menu at The Underground speakeasy and distillery. Surrounded by artifacts from the 1920s, visitors can savor Prohibition-era craft cocktails such as Giggle Water, Bee’s Knees, Bathtub Fizz, The Underground Old Fashioned and more. To view a complete list of cocktails offered inside The Underground, click here.

Secret Membership Cocktail – Vieux Carré
Date: Throughout March
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $14
Description: Meaning old square in French, the Vieux Carré is a liquid tribute to the residents of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was crafted by bartender Walter Bergeron in 1937, who eventually became head bartender at the now famous Carousel Bar inside the Hotel Monteleone. Composed of bitters representing the residents from the Caribbean, cognac and bénédictine for the French, rye for the Americans and sweet vermouth for the Italians, this cocktail showcases America as a melting pot. Become a Member and receive these fun monthly specials, too.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy, distillery and private VIP room in the basement of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits but also had a profound, lasting impact on society, specifically making way for modern cocktail culture. A seasonal cocktail menu gives guests the opportunity to try contemporary takes on classic Prohibition-era cocktails. The menu and atmosphere have landed the speakeasy on several “best cocktail bars in Las Vegas” lists. Distillery tours allow participants to learn about Prohibition and its impact on a variety of spirits and drinking habits while tasting a few of the Museum’s moonshines. The distilling program has received various accolades, including Best Moonshine at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.


The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


Erika Pope/Vanessa Thill
The Vox Agency,
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